Happy Friday 🙂 I hope you all have some fun plans for this weekend.
We have 3 Hanukkah parties to attend! Our weekend will be filled with latkes, presents, dreidels, menorahs, and lots of family and friends. Happy 6th night of Hanukkah to all who are celebrating! So far, my daughter’s favorite gifts have included her hamster and a gigantic Hatchimal (turns out I am just as excited about this toy as she is. Do any of your kids have one??? It’s awesome!) My son’s favorite gifts so far have included an Elmo lift the flap potty book (he received it 2 nights ago and we’ve easily read it 10 times already) and dinosaur figurines. My husband bought me an online blogging course! I’m so excited, hopefully I will learn all kinds of blogging tips to help Book Coffee Happy GROW!
I Am Brave and Unafraid Giveaway Winners
Debbie (I would donate this book to the Roy School library. I have been working in this library for 13 years. The students are always very excited to see new books that I display. This book would be a great addition to our library. Thank you 😃📚)
Becca V. (This sounds like a wonderful book to join my classroom library. As a first grade teacher I’d love to have the opportunity to share the important message of this book.
This year I’m really trying to focus on social emotional skills with my students and mentor text are a great way to start the conversation and understanding of these important topics and issues.
It would also be terrific to be able to donate a copy of this book in our school library so that the whole school can have the chance to read the book. Often times the books I read in class are the ones my students like to check out so having a copy in the library would be fantastic and then my students can share it with their families. 🙂! )
Ladies, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange all of the details! Congratulations!
If you didn’t win this one, no worries…I have some AWESOME giveaways coming your way soon! Stay tuned 🙂
And now…A book review! I read this book years ago and LOVED it so much.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can’t get the girl out of her head…
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family’s objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow’s past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she’s willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.
(Disclaimer: I will never post spoilers in my reviews HOWEVER the comment section is completely fair game to discuss any and all specifics including spoilers)
I absolutely love Mary Kubica and this book is what started it all for me. It’s AWESOME. Full of suspenseful twists and a great plot. I truly couldn’t put this book down and absolutely loved it from page 1. Once you start reading this book you will not be able to stop until you get some answers…
The characters, the PLOT TWISTS, the story lines…everything was just awesome. I don’t want to give too much away so I’ll just say this: Read this. It’s fantastic.
For my local readers, Mary Kubica is from Chicago and this is the setting for her books! I would love these books regardless but actually knowing the places she refers to makes her books that much better for me. I definitely do not love all of her books but overall I think she’s so amazing. She has written more since this one but this book is by far her best! Highly recommend.
This was the very first psychological thriller I ever read and I instantly fell in love with the entire genre based upon this one awesome book.
Have you read this book? What did you think?